A Consortium of Civil Society Organisations has charged that the National dialogue Forum has not in any way brought reconciliation but has instead enhanced division on Zambia’s political landscape.
Speaking on behalf of the consortium, ActionAid Zambia Country Director Naluca Ziba says CSOs have noted with dismay that the Forum was turned into a legislative process rather than a process of bringing unity and reconciliation.
And Head of Caritus Zambia Eugine Kabilika says it is shocking to hear that President Edgar Lungu told Zambians that the Church was represented at the Forum when in fact not.
Mr. Kabilika says Zambians must be aware that the three Church Mother Bodies were nowhere near the Forum.
Meanwhile, former deputy minister of Transport & Communication, Alfred Njobvu says it is dangerous to give ordinary Zambians a mandate to formulate the supreme law of the land. Mr. Njobvu is of the view that the Constitution must be handled by constitution lawyers.
Various political party representatives, CSOs and the clergy are currently debating the NDF resolutions at Kapingila House in Lusaka.